How many beats does an eighth note get?

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It depends on the time signature of the music. The eighth note gets half a beat in four four time and other signatures with a lower number of 4. It gets one beat if the lower number is 8, such as in six eight time. And it gets a quarter beat in two two or cut time.

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In 4 4 time an eighth note gets one half of one beat, or one eighth of the measure

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